Archive project doesn't work

Bug #1571299 reported by Martin Naewe on 2016-04-17
This bug affects 2 people
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kdenlive (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

1) When using "archive project", I choose a file path and want to archive (none of the checkboxes ticked).
It always stops archiving with message: Cannot create directory <My choosen path>/videos/.

2) When I start archiving compressed, it compresses 1 of my 7 projects to a invalid tar.gz file.

3) When relocating original video files (or using a different PC for de-archiving) it doesn't find any video clips. (Also searching recursively in the import directory structure doesn't help). The file path of clips is not adapted in the kdenlive project file.
I don't know when this should happen? During the archive or during the de-archive???

Currently using Kdenlive 15.12.03 with Kubuntu 16.04.

KDE Frameworks 5.18.0
Qt 5.5.1 (built against 5.5.1)
The xcb windowing system

roots (roots) wrote :

Hi all,

same / similar problem here:


1. Archiving without the tar.gz box checked fails due to the mysterious error messages:

 "Cannot create directory /mnt/.../videos"
 "Cannot create directory /mnt/.../images"
 "Cannot create directory /mnt/.../sounds"


 "Malformed URL /mnt/..."

for any file in the project. Of course all permission are fine and all URLs are valid.

2. Archiving with the tar.gz box checked works, BUT neither opening nor extracting the file with kdenlive works, error message:

 "Cannot open archive file /mnt/...tar.gz".

3. The archive file can be extracted by hand, but the paths in the project file still point to the old paths, and not, as expected, to /videos, /sounds and /images.

Any suggestions?!

description: updated
roots (roots) wrote :

Forgot to add:

kdenlive Version 16.08.2 in Ubuntu 16.04

KDE Frameworks 5.18.0
Qt 5.5.1 (built against 5.5.1)
The xcb windowing system

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in kdenlive (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: xenial
Changed in kdenlive (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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